House Sitter Checklist: A Free Printable for House Sitters
Wondering what you should know about house sitting? Check out this free printable house sitter’s checklist.
House Sitter for Our Family Sabbatical
Our family had the opportunity to take a European sabbatical. While some people make the bold and brave choice to sell everything they have and travel around the world, our family played it a little safer and kept our home while we taveled.
However, in leaving our home, pets, and life behind for three months, we had to enlist some help. We had to hire a house sitter.
With three animals, a house, mail, weeds, and everything else that comes with a life with three little ones, we needed someone who could help us while we were away.
If you are a homeowner wondering what you should tell your house sitter or a house sitter wondering what your homeowner expects from you, consider this.
What homeowners would expect from a house sitter:
Homeowners know that housesitters are not the owners and will not take quite as good care of the home as they would.
However, homeowners also don’t expect housesitters to be 18 year olds throwing high school keggers in the living room.
Home owners expect you to love on their animals, water their plants, check for leaks, and lock the doors at night.
Check out this simple House Sitter’s checklist for your house sitting gig. It is a simple free printable that you can share with your homeowner before you start your job.
What house sitters would expect:
If, on the other hand, you are the homeowner and wonder what you should talk to your house sitter about, consider looking through this free printable House Sitter’s checklist.
Give him or her important details about your animals and house –when and what to feed your pets, where your electric panel is, and how frequently to mow your yard.
Further, talk to them about expectations about time spent at the house and the acceptability of visitors.
Share your Wi-Fi password, Netflix login, and garage code for their safety and convenience.
House Sitter’s Checklist
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Or easily print the checklist by clicking here. Leave the checklist out where your house sitter can easily access and review it.